Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Kettle Corn Crossover

Ok- here it is- our first "Cross Over" post!
It's driving me crazy that I haven't been able to post any new dolls, so I'm posting other stuff I think you may enjoy,
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KettleCorn! Yeay!
(Can I get away with it if I include a pic of crochet popcorn?)
(ok, thanks.)



So here goes,
The other nite I'm tooling around the internet and it was cruelly and subliminally suggested that

I
*NEEDED*

"Kettle Corn!"

(Mmmm! Kettle corn! )



"Oh, that crispity, crunchity salty-sweetness! I must have it!"

Uh. No.
Not at 10:30 at night you're not experimenting with kettlecorn.

Besides- you don't even have a recipe!

So, I began to search for one...


I looked high and low.

I Binged and Yahoo'd.

I Googled by subject and by image.

The first recipe I found called for dumping everything in the pot at once. It also included ingredients like corn syrup and brown sugar. Problems with this particular recipe include but are not limited to:

1. Burnage- That sugar is going to sit in the hot oil and burn before the corn even starts to pop!

2. Corn Syrup- Seriously not popular right now.

3. Slimey Stickiness- ewww.

4. A resemblance more to Cracker Jack than Kettle Corn- blecch!!



Instead, we went with a much simpler approach...
I found it on about.com.

(I'm crediting them here-just so's you can't say I'm a stealer-ha!)


Aaand if you're too lazy to go look that up- here it is...

Kettle Corn

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Salt to taste

(Seriously people- this is worth $8 a bag at the fair???!)

Preparation:
1. Heat vegetable oil in a large kettle over medium-high heat. (kettle? what kettle? I use a stock pot- duh.)
2. Then, toss in three kernels, and place the lid on the kettle.
3. Wait for the kernels to pop.
4. Once popped, quickly add the remaining kernels and stir in the sugar.
5. Replace the lid, and listen for the kernels to start popping.
6. Shake to keep the kernels from burning, lowering the heat to medium.
7. Repeat until all kernels have popped.
8. Then, salt to taste, and enjoy!


(true confession? I sprinkle another tablespoon of sugar over the hot popcorn before serving)
>;o)




The verdict?

"Beee-yishis!"

21 comments:

  1. My husband loves kettle corn! Your crochet corn is so cute!

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  2. Cool! I will have to give this a try. I never buy kettle corn at the fair or wherever because it is ridiculously expensive!

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  3. Now I'm craving it...gotta love pregnancy! :)

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  4. You are so the bomb! I sooo wish I could crochet! And I love kettle corn!!

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  5. pk @ Room Remix
    I LOVE kettle corn and this sounds like such a simple recipe! Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. Nice! That looks REALLY good! I hate it when I get cravings at the most inconvenient times. *sigh* Such as being a woman.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

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  7. Popping in from SITS!
    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!

    Thanks for the recipe, your dolls are amazing! I used to know how to crochet but, that was so long ago. I was on bed rest for the third trimester of my pregnancy and picked up knitting and made blankets, hats, scarves etc. Can't say I've done it since the baby's been here. He'll be 2 in January! I know...

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  8. Wow I guess I always thought it would be so much harder than this. And by the way i looooved the croched popcorn!

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  9. I love pop corn but I love your crocheting more!!!
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

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  10. Love the little popcorn dude! And the dolls that you made that look just like the kids... WOW!!!!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Wow! Yummy! Good job finding the right recipe and tweaking. I will have to try that!

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  12. My family loves kettle corn! I think I'm going to try this over Christmas! ;0) Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my giveaway! I'm following you, too, now... cute blog!

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  13. Mmmm.. I love Kettle Corn! I should have made some for the holidays!!

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  14. Thank you so much Angelica for checking out our blog. I love your cute comments--as you can see, I don't get many comments so yours mean a lot! Your dolls are sooo adorable! Oh and ya, how cute is grace's snowcap?! i got it at H & M. Love to you...

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  15. Oh how I love Kettle Corn! I love your crocheted Kettle Corn too. Darling!

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  16. This looks super good I am going to try it.

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